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Building Trust

Building trust simply takes time. I know this in my head: we say this in every Braid training and reinforce it over and over to almost all...
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With Gratitude for the Caregiver

On three separate occasions this week I have been reminded of one of the great privileges that we are allowed as Braid, whether as mentors, facilitators or...
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Finding the Forest

Remember that old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees? I was reminded of that last week, as we stepped away for...
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Witnessing Joy

Our visit to San Francisco State University last week was awesome and made even better by two factors. The first was the brilliance of our two guides,...
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I Am Here

This year I am making an effort to be more present. The most recent issue of my college’s alumnae magazine featured a writing professor and the seminar...
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Being An Agent of Agency

Whereas around 30% of the general population has attained a Bachelors degree, only 2.5% of foster youth have attained the same degree. In her doctoral dissertation, “Narratives...
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The Residue of Tragedy

This has been a haunting week in the Bay Area. As death tolls mount in the worst wildfire in California history, we have been reminded of its...
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Hope Wins Out

Michelle Obama recently visited the “Today” show for the International Day of the Girl. One of the hosts of the show asked Michelle Obama if she still...
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Behind the Scenes Champions

Earlier this week, at the first Golden State Warriors game of the season, the team held a ceremony to receive their championship rings from last year. After...
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Finding Our Way

Last weekend I was reminded how helpful a good old-fashioned map can be. My husband’s family was visiting from Chicago, and our 6-year-old nephew picked up a...
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